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May 11, 2021


On Tuesday, May 18th, in observation of the 96th Anniversary of his birth, the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee presents From Malcolm To Mumia: Undressing The Empire-
A Virtual Book Appreciation For Murder Incorporated, By Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria.

This event will take place at 6pm Live! on Facebook on the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee Facebook Page and on the Mumia Campaign YouTube Page.

Among the presenters participating are Mumia’s co-author filmmaker Stephen Vittoria, Rosemari Mealy author of Fidel And Malcolm: Memories Of A Meeting and of the Black Panther Party with Mumia, the publisher Noelle Hanrahan, of Prison Radio, and Jihad Abdulmumit, of the Jericho Movement, the Black Panther Party-Black Liberation Army and former political prisoner.

“Under indescribably adverse circumstances, referring especially to Mumia’s health challenges and incarceration, and with neither being trained historians, Mumia and Steve have delivered to the people of the world a searing historical critique of the United States as an empire on par with any other, very much akin to the work of Howard Zinn, and done with a timemarking passion to be treasured for years to come.

“What makes it work of course is not just the writing with Mumia’s near lyrical lucidity, but that both are great storytellers, sharing stories of resistance and resilience to some of the deadliest repression and oppression that the world has ever known.

“On the shoulders of the uncredentialled, but yet blazing weaponized mind and tongue of Malcolm X, this book series should and will become a treasured gem of Radical Scholarship for many years to come.

“As a part of our ongoing virtual tributes to our political prisoners, given all that Mumia has been facing, we could not think of a better way to observe Malcolm’s birthday this year,” said Zayid Muhammad for the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee.

The question of International Human Solidarity, something Malcolm and Mumia each have represented to stellar dimensions, will be at the heart of this roundtable. It has been International Human Solidarity that has saved Mumia’s life, anchored him beating Death Row and driving the push for his freedom.

It is being also being done to highlight the paramount question of Human Rights for African Descendants globally as a part of the International Decade of People of African Descent.

The event is Free but participants are urged strongly to purchase the book series.

The book will be available from Prison Radio at

For those who want to contribute to Mumia’s commissary or support can contribute at

Since May 19th of last year, MXCC has done these virtual forums to raise funds for political prisoners in order to make up for not being able to host their annual dinner tribute that they have done for 25 consecutive years and raise nearly $2000 in the process...


On May 19th at 11am, MXCC will participate in the annual pilgrimage to the gravesite of Malcolm X. Covid19 Restrictions at Ferncliff Cemetery are still in effect. So the gravesite ceremony will again be private and livestreamed on Social Media. Please see the Event share on the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee Facebook page.

MXCC will also participate in the 32nd annual shutdown of Harlem’s 125th Street, which will begin from Harlem’s African Square at 1pm.

MXCC is very excited about the Mural Rededication of the Malcolm Yuri Mural on 125th Street and Old Broadway. The restoration has been completed at this goes to press. There will a Press Conference/Rededication at 12:30pm. That rededication is taking place against a backdrop of local expressions of Black Brown and Asian Solidarity that emerged in answer to the AntiAsian hate generated by racist white wing elements led by former president Donald Trump with the advent of Covid19, and that has since produced violent attacks on AsianAmericans locally.

The Malcolm Yuri Mural was originally done in 2015.

The late Yuri Kochiyama was a founding member of the Organization of AfroAmerican Unity. She was already an emerging Asian American anti-nuclear peace action legend when she joined Malcolm and the OAAU. She became a hugely beloved champion of International Human Solidarity in her own right who intimately involved herself in the Black Liberation Movement and the Puerto Rican Independence Movement in addition to the struggles she pioneered. She was a founding member of MXCC. She shares a birthday with Malcolm, born on May 19th 1921. She passed away at the age of 93 in 2014.

At 3pm, the Elombe Brath Foundation, the National Black Education Agenda and the Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies Department of San Francisco State University will present Harlem Legacies: Malcolm X, Elombe Brath and Palestine-Teaching Palestine: Pedagogical Practice And The Indivisibility of Justice.

Panelists will include Aisha AlAdawiya of the Schomburg Center, Dr. Cinque Brath, son of Elombe Brath, Dr. William Sales and Abdul Alkalimat, co-convenors of the historic Malcolm X Speaks in the 90s Conferences and Ambassador Robert F. Van Lierop. It will be moderated by Dr. Rosemari Mealy, Dr. Sam Anderson and Dr. Rabab AbdulHadi.

Elombe Brath, the late beloved Dean of PanAfricanism of Harlem, passed away on May 19th, Malcolm’s birthday, in 2014.

To register for this virtual event, contact

Earlier on Saturday, May 15th, Zayid Muhammad will do a virtual lecture Malcolm X Revisited for Frontiers International of his hometown of Plainfield New Jersey at 2pm. The event will be Livestreamed on the Frontiers International Facebook and YouTube pages...

Zayid Muhammad,
MXCC founding press officer

For more information about the work of the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee please call or text 973 202 0745...


urges you to join us in our mission to keep Brother Malcolm's legacy alive.
Our mission is fourfold:

  • honoring and paying tribute to our fallen leader;
  • actively participating in the struggle to bring freedom and justice to our freedom fighters, the many political prisoners and prisoners of war caged in america;
  • educating our young and not so young about this great brother;
  • and carrying Malcolm's message of the Black Liberation struggle for land, independence and reparations to our brothers and sisters
    in the New York Metropolitan Area.

A Celebration of the Life
of Baba Herman Ferguson

Saturday, May 16, 2015 • 3-6 p.m.

House of the Lord Pentecostal Church
415 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

(between Bond and Nevins Streets)

“A Revolutionary Change in Our Life Time”

Herman Ferguson was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on December 31, 1920. He was an educator and leading figure in the Ocean Hill-Brownsville struggle for community control of NYC public schools, and Assistant Principal at P.S. 40 in Queens and P.S. 21 in Brooklyn.

Herman was a long distance runner in the battle for national liberation. He served as a judge and District Representative of the Republic of New Afrika, was a member and Chairman of the Education Committee of brother Malcolm X’s Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), and was present on that fateful February 21, 1965 day at the Audubon Ballroom when Malcolm was assassinated. He vowed to carry on Malcolm’s teachings as best he could, organizing the Black Brotherhood Improvement Association in Jamaica, Queens, holding street corner rallies, political education classes, martial arts classes and forming the Jamaica Rifle and Pistol Club, Inc.—all of which made him a target of the u.s. government’s Counterintelligence Program (Cointelpro).

In 1967, Herman chose exile rather than go to prison on the false charges he was convicted of. He, along with his life partner Iyaluua Ferguson, spent nineteen years in Guyana, South America, where he participated in Guyana’s nation-building, rising to the rank of Assistant Director General in it National Service, joined the Guyana Defense Force (GDF), and retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

In 1989, Herman voluntarily returned to the united states and was immediately sent to prison. Upon his release, he immediately stepped back into work in the nationalist community, co-founding the Malcolm X Commemoration Committee (now Chairman Emeritus), the National Jericho Movement for Amnesty & Recognition of u.s. held P/POWs, publishing NATION TIME, serving as Administrator of the New Afrikan Liberation Front and co-chairing the Queens chapter of NCOBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America).

In 2009, Herman and Iyaluua relocated to North Carolina, where they collaborated on his bio/memoir, “Herman Ferguson: An Unlikely Warrior, Evolution of a Black Revolutionary Nationalist.”

On September 25, 2014, Herman Ferguson made his Transition. He leaves to cherish his life and legacy his wife, Iyaluua and a long line of family, friends and comrades in the struggle.

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